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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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How sunlight powers free-flying satellites through interplanetary space


February 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Demonstrations have finally confirmed that radiation from sunlight can power spacecraft through interplanetary space.Two trials of spacecraft, one on 20th Jan and another on 26th Jan, successfully used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Last eclipse of the year Dec 21


December 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A total lunar eclipse Dec 21 will be the last eclipse of 2010, a statement by the Planetary Society, India said Saturday. The eclipse will however not ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhi’s overcast sky may obscure meteor shower


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The capital's cloudy sky may act as a spoilsport for those looking forward to gaze at the night sky streaked with light in a celestial spectacle of ... Read more...

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Meteor shower to sparkle sky Thursday


August 11th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The night sky will be streaked with light in a celestial spectacle by the Perseid meteor shower Thursday. Skygazers can look towards the northeast around 2 a.m. ... Read more...

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Massive asteroid could hit Earth in 2182


July 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A massive asteroid might crash into Earth in 2182, scientists have warned. The asteroid, called 1999 RQ36, has a one-in-thousand chance of actually hitting the Earth at some point ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India to witness partial lunar eclipse


June 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from northeastern parts of the country Saturday as moon will be covered by the earth's shadow. The eclipse in India ... Read more...

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India to witness partial lunar eclipse June 26


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Look towards the east after sunset Sunday and you will see upper part of moon's disk darkened as parts of India witness a partial lunar eclipse. The ... Read more...

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Treat for sky gazers, comet closest to Earth Tuesday


June 14th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Sky gazers in the capital are in for a celestial treat Tuesday as the recently discovered comet McNaught will be closest to Earth and visible to the ... Read more...

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Comet McNaught closest to Earth next week


June 11th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) If you look towards the northeastern sky before sunrise June 15, the recently discovered comet McNaught will be closest to Earth and visible to the naked ... Read more...

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Spot five planets in night sky this week


April 5th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Sky gazers are up for a treat this week as five planets of our solar system will be visible in the night sky for the next few ... Read more...

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Brightest moon shines Saturday night (Lead)


January 31st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The evening sky Saturday was lit by the moon shining at its zenith. Being closet to the earth, the moon was seen 15 percent bigger and 30 ... Read more...

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Look up, see the biggest, brightest moon tonight


January 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Don't forget to catch a glimpse of the moon this evening. According to scientists, the moon will be the closer to the earth Saturday than it will ... Read more...

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Moon to be biggest, brightest Jan 30


January 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Don't forget to watch the moon on Saturday. The moon will be closest to the earth on that day and will appear to be bigger and brightest ... Read more...

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Mars to be closest, brightest Jan 27


January 25th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Skygazers will get to watch the red planet Mars from close quarters as it comes closest to Earth and shines brightest Jan 27. It will not be ... Read more...

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NASA may abandon plans for moon base


April 30th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): NASA's acting administrator, Chris Scolese, has told lawmakers that the agency will probably not build an outpost on the moon as originally planned.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Obama should make timetable for human mission to Mars, says report


December 16th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new report has said that once the Obama administration takes over, they should set a concrete timetable for human Mars missions, and make sure new hardware ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts may soon visit a nearby asteroid


November 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new report by a high-level panel of experts has praised the idea of sending NASA astronauts to visit a nearby asteroid.According to New Scientist, the US ... Read more...

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Scientists once again in the great planetary debate


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Scientists have again started the great debate on the exact definition of a planet, and have come out with conflicting viewpoints.Two years ago, the International Astronomical Union ... Read more...

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NASAs Solar sail all set to launch on July 29


July 5th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): The concept of a solar sail will get a major boost when on July 29 this year, a tiny NASA spacecraft called NanoSail-D is scheduled to go ... Read more...

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New spacecraft to track Earth bound asteroids trajectory


February 27th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled the design of a spacecraft that would assess the trajectory of a 300-metre wide asteroid, which has a tiny chance of striking Earth in 2036.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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